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Re: [Proposal] Revised Social Contract

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 07:43:55PM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> >      We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of software
> >      that don't conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. We
> >      support interoperability standards such as "Linux System Base", and
> >      will accept bug reports where our system violates those standards.
> [I think it's "Standard Base".]

You are correct.  My mistake.

> > <snip here> 
> >      To make our system more attractive to people with mild 
> >      dependencies on non-free software, we have created "contrib" and 
> >      "non-free" areas in our internet archive. The software in these 
> >      directories is not needed by most people, and we do not 
> >      guarantee all software in the non-free area may be distributed in other 
> >      ways. Thus, although we're working to reduce people's dependence 
> >      on non-free software, we support users who are still dependent. 
> >      Additionally, w
> > <to here>
> [All above snip IMHO]
> >      [W]e will work to find, package and support free alternatives to 
> >      non-free software so people who use only free software can work 
> >      with users of non-free software.
> > 
> > - -- 
> > Raul
> I'd be happier with the snips indicated above, reducing clause 5
> to three sentences.  I'm not sure that the bits about reducing 
> dependence on non-free are germane.

Hmm... you may be right -- that might be better as rationale than as
part of the contract.

Unless I see reason to think otherwise, I'll fix this tonight.


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